Archive of ‘Homeware’ category

Rattan Roundup & 21 Cane Cuties

I think it’s time I wrapped up this rattan obsession once and for all (pun sort of intended). Cane, rattan and wicker are absolutely everywhere and I have yet to meet any interiors fan that does not go into meltdown when they see an image of a cane object on Instagram. I saw smatterings of it years […] Read more…

Ooooh New Baggu!

I don’t tend to write about fashion accessories on the blog but if you don’t know about this brand already – they are a game changer for your lifestyle. I discovered BAGGU about 8 years ago – a New York based brand they started off small with a single nylon shopping bag – which was inspired […] Read more…

Bridget Bodenham Australian Ceramics

I don’t tend to use phrases like ‘crushing on’ but if I ever let my preconceptions about this phrase slide – this is an instance that I would be using it. I haven’t talked about Australian ceramics a lot on this blog – i don’t know why – they are great – and being a […] Read more…

10 Organic & Monochrome Pieces from Zara Home

Fringed Floral Placemat (set of 2) £11.99 Sometime’s Zara Home slips off my radar for a while – they’re not that big on advertising – although they have some amazing lookbook campaigns and the home business seems to take a backseat to their main ( 68 Zara stores vs 13 Zara Home’s in the UK). However once […] Read more…

New Delft: Story Tiles

I forgot how relentless the trade show reporting side of my job can be. I wrote this post exhausted, in February when I had just returned the previous evening from a flying visit to Ambiente in Frankfurt – the biggest trade exhibition for tabletop and home accessories. I had walked ten huge halls each the size […] Read more…

Sainsbury’s New Restoration Collection

You could be forgiven for thinking this image is from a ‘Mid-century California’ Pinterest board. The trailing plant and minimal kitchen with retro vibes particularly alludes to this but for me it was those smooth and weighty ceramic storage jars with the lovely oak lids that said “those look just like those elusive and expensive Heath Ceramics […] Read more…

New Shop To Watch : Handpicked By Kate

I get a lot of emails from new homeware shops introducing themselves. I like to support small businesses as I have one myself and it’s exciting to get access to businesses in their early days without all the bells and whistles of commercial thinking which can lead to things feeling a little homogeneous. At this […] Read more…

MADE.com and The Story of My Home

A few months ago, I was approached by Made.com to take part in a Home Tour for their Made Unboxed platform that shows Made products in real homes. They wanted to come interview me and film my home. As soon as I saw the other beautiful videos they had created – I knew I had […] Read more…

I Love Conran’s 2017 Collection for M&S

I remember when the first Terence Conran for Marks and Spencers collection came out in 2011, the limited range of products felt a little conceptual in comparison to the rest of M&S’s Homeware in store at the time (take a look at the slideshow here). There was a glass dome with a thick black base that was […] Read more…

New Kitchenware Collection from DeVOL

Over the last decade I’ve had one luxury kitchen brand that i have been steadfastly faithful to. It’s been my lottery win kitchen… my forever kitchen… but last year I was blindsided by another who has taken it’s place – the whole thing is a little emotional and bittersweet if I’m honest. The new love […] Read more…

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